The party of less government is jacking up spending with the Democrats. This is highly, highly disappointing and it is hard to see how the Democrats in charge would behave differently.
The agreement increases defense spending this year by $80 billion and domestic spending by $63 billion beyond strict budget caps, according to a summary of the deal obtained by POLITICO. Next year defense spending will increase by $85 billion and domestic funding will be boosted by $68 billion beyond the caps. The deal also includes $140 billion for defense and $20 billion for domestic in emergency spending over two years.
A plan to lift the debt limit, which requires action in the coming weeks, and whether to extend expiring tax provisions were among the few outstanding issues that could be attached to the deal, according to aides in both parties familiar with the talks.
We are exceeding $20 trillion in national debt, which is not sustainable. The Democrat solution of tax increases would not solve the problem as that would slow down the economy and drive dollars out of the United States. Congress needs to cut spending and cut spending dramatically. They are not doing it. There is no incentive for Congress to be responsible with our tax dollars and Congress will bankrupt us as a result.